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College asks judge to dismiss expulsion suit

The college has fired back in its first full response to a lawsuit filed January 23 by an expelled student. This Friday, the college filed a motion to completely dismiss the complaint filed by John Doe (a pseudonym used by the student), which alleged that the college expelled John to “demonstrate its new ‘zero tolerance’ standard”… Keep Reading

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Former student sues college for improper expulsion

On January 23, 2014, a former student filed a suit alleging that the college violated his Title IX rights and turned him into “the whipping boy that Swarthmore needed to demonstrate its new ‘zero tolerance’ standard” following his expulsion after an expedited sexual assault trial last spring. In the suit, which is available on the… Keep Reading

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Brief: Public Safety’s Gallagher leaves college

Joanna Gallagher, associate director of Public Safety, has left the college, the Phoenix has learned. Gallagher joined the college on August 17, 2012. She served as deputy Title IX coordinator until last summer, when she was replaced by four new deputy coordinators. She was controversial among many students for her handling of college investigations. The… Keep Reading

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Administrators take heat at party policy forum

Following a controversial decision to take extra measures to bar those under 21 from obtaining alcohol inside the annual Halloween Party, Student Council (StuCo), in conjunction with administrators and Public Safety, held a forum to discuss the school’s party policies and present student feedback. The meeting, which took place on Tuesday night, began with presentations… Keep Reading

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CJC case under new policy leaves open ends

Meg* sought adjudication through the College Judiciary Committee (CJC) for forcible penetrative sexual assault in May. Three and a half months after her original complaint, her perpetrator was found responsible and given a two-year suspension — that is, until she is no longer on campus. According to Public Safety records, this same student was arrested… Keep Reading

Jackson Katz teaches workshops, gives lecture on sexual misconduct

With the pervasiveness of discussion about sexual misconduct on campus during the past few semesters, much of the conversation has focused on victims and perpetrators. Few people, however, have focused on the bystanders in these situations. In his visit to campus on Wednesday, though, guest lecturer and anti-sexism activist Jackson Katz presented strategies and techniques… Keep Reading

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